HC Deb 26 March 1897 vol 47 c1440

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, in reference to the recent massacre of Armenians at Tokat and the pillage of the town, whether effective steps will be taken by the Great Powers (with a view to the prevention of further massacre and outrage) to apply to Turkey the same coercive measures which are now contemplated in regard to Greece?


I confess that I cannot discover any parallel between the two situations. In the case of Tokat the Great Powers have addressed demands to the Turkish Government, which have so far been complied with. In the case of Crete the Greek Government has refused to comply with the demands of the Powers. Hence the blockade.